Ernst J. Lert was a conductor and writer who served as operatic director for the Peabody Conservatory of Music in the 1940s. The collection contains two book-length manuscripts by Lert on the subject of opera and operatic history: "Opera on Trial" and "The Opera Complex."
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Ernst J. Lert was a conductor and writer who served as the operatic director for Peabody Conservatory from 1938 until the 1940s. Prior to working at Peabody, Lert led the opera department at the Curtis Institute of Music and was stage director of the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York from 1929 to 1931. From 1923 to 1929 Lert directed German operas at La Scala in Milan, Italy. Lert was well-known as a guest lecturer, conductor, and academic writer on operatic subjects.
Scope and Contents
The Ernst Lert papers contain two book-length typeset manuscripts from 1940 to 1942 on the subject of opera and operatic history: "Opera on Trial" and "The Opera Complex." Author's name listed as Ernest J. Lert on title page of each manuscript.
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[Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], Ernst J. Lert papers, PIMS.0076, Arthur Friedheim Library Special Collections, Peabody Institute, The Johns Hopkins University. https://aspace.library.jhu.edu/repositories/4/resources/1272 Accessed October 28, 2021.
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